Bayer cooperates with Albis

Bayer cooperates with Albis
Bayer MaterialScience is stepping up its activities in Russia by expanding its cooperation with the Albis Group, Hamburg.

In the Russian Federation the Leverkusen-based company has now added the international distributor ALBIS to its existing partners for the distribution of the high-performance plastics Makrolon (PC), APEC (PC-HT), Bayblend (PC/ABS) and Makroblend (PC/PBT) from its polycarbonates portfolio. Russia is an attractive growth market for a multitude of industries, particularly the automotive and electrical industries. The cooperation with Albis is regarded as a key factor for the long-term success of Bayer MaterialScience in these growing markets.

The polycarbonate products from Bayer MaterialScience will continue to be distributed in Russia directly by Bayer International S.A. Fribourg and ZAO Bayer in Moscow. The expansion of the Eastern European business activities of Bayer MaterialScience and its affiliation Bayer International S.A. in cooperation with its long-time distribution partner, ALBIS, underscores the enormous potential offered by this region.

Bayer MaterialScience will present recent developments using Makrolon and Bayblend at the Interplastika trade fair from January 25-28, 2011 in Moscow.

With 2009 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2009, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,300 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

Albis Plastic is a leading company for the distribution and compounding of engineering thermoplastics in Europe. In the financial year 2009, the Albis Group with its 900 employees recorded sales of approximately EUR 441 million. Through its 16 affiliations, Albis serves around 12,000 customers and is very familiar with the local conditions of individual markets and regions. As part of its all-in-one philosophy, the company offers a wide-ranging portfolio, technical consulting services and a sophisticated logistics structure. At its three production sites in Europe – in Hamburg, Zülpich and Manchester – Albis manufactures plastic compounds and masterbatches.

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